Fascinating demographic phenomena in Central and Eastern Europe
Did you know families in Armenia and Romania actually frequently choose the gender of the second child? And even more in the case of the third child? Preference for differentiated genders of children is a phenomenon around the world, but apparently in many countries it is influencing a decision to have a third child at all, whereas in Central Europe it is a determinant of ... terminating pregnancies. These tendencies are high enough to change the proportion between male and female births from the natural 105 boys : 100 girls. Wow! The paper by Serafima Chirkova will be available soon.
You should wish to have visited the Social policy in East and Southeast Europe in past and present. Demographic challenges and patterns of inclusion and exclusion.
Our study on the benefits of raised fertility. Or lack thereof :)